With me firmly on the floor of the tiny house, Matt bravely climbed up to the loft and began placing the floor boards. This process went much smoother than the storage loft floors that we did the last time since we knew what challenges we would have. I waited patiently until the loft floors were done before climbing shakily up the orange ladder into the loft. I'd have to do it eventually. Soon we will have a little ladder built into the house and I'll have to sleep up there anyway.
I looked out the tiny loft window, too. I was most amused by the warning sticker on the window frame itself.
Good thing that won't be a problem for us. Just gotta watch for Piglet the cat, though.
Speaking of pets, while we were up working on the loft floor our neighbor dog, Hash Brown, came up to hang out with us. After some time playing fetch, which is his favorite game, he settled in and hung out with us while we worked on the house. I even have photographic evidence.
After the loft floors were done, we did a little more preliminary work before we were ready to install one section of ceiling the next day. At about 6pm we headed down to the barn to make dinner.
I have been very happy with a recent acquisition. I spoke briefly before about the Camp Chef Camp Oven we got for Christmas.I made our second meal in it this weekend and it was awesome. I brought the components in the cooler and assembled it at the site: cooked penne pasta, really good Italian sausage sauce, slices of chicken sausage and mozzarella cheese. I mixed all but the cheese together in a foil pan and popped it in the camp oven at 350 until it was heated through. Then I sprinkled the cheese on top and let it cook until the cheese was melty. Dinner was great. I am really looking forward to cooking more with it and for groups.
After dinner, we wandered back up to the house, hoping to escape an impending thunderstorm, and did some little finish work like caulking the floor in the bathroom. While we were up there the storm started and we finished up and ran back down to the barn before it really started pouring. The rest of the night, Matt played guitar with the lightening in the background and eventually we went to bed. It had been and unseasonably warm day for WNC at about 80 degrees and only got down to around the mid 50s overnight. It was a perfect night for camping.
We only did the ceiling because we really needed to get back to Atlanta, but we are ready to tackle the rest of the house the next couple of trips up.
Once we were finished with that, we could put the bathroom back together. We popped the shower into place and installed the final interior wall. It is getting harder and harder to take photos of the place as the spaces are getting tinier by the moment.
Healing Appalachia by Al Fritsch and Paul Gallimore. This site has some great information on both composting toilet systems and constructed wetlands to deal with gray water.
We'll return in a couple of weeks and spend the weekend installing more interior paneling. It seems like such a huge step. Two years ago we were just starting the foundation!